Who Can Go From Worst To First In 2014?
Created on Jun. 23, 2014 6:00 AM EST
In 2012, the Kansas City Chiefs had the worst record in the NFL. Likewise, in 2011, the Indianapolis Colts owned the worst record. Both teams were able to go from having the first pick in the NFL Draft to a playoff appearance the next season. Coincidentally, both teams were lead by first-year coaches and new quarterbacks and saw their records soar from 2-14 to 11-5. Will there be a team that can pull off a similar feat in 2014?
Below is a look at the bottom five teams in terms of 2013 regular season records:
1. Houston Texans, 2-14
2. Washington Redskins, 3-13
3. Jacksonville Jaguars, 4-12
4. Cleveland Browns, 4-12
5. Oakland Raiders, 4-12
Three of these teams will be lead by first-year head coaches and at least two (possibly up to four, depending on what Cleveland and Jacksonville ultimately decide to do) teams will have new starting quarterbacks. There is no such thing as a sure thing in the NFL, but history would suggest that one of these teams will drastically improve in 2014. Below is a look at my team-by-team breakdown of which 2013 bottom-five team has the best chance at a dramatic turnaround in 2014.